Tyne Gangway shipped 3 off 26m long Aluminium Bridges to Cornwall. The 3m wide bridges were loaded onto specialist extendable wagons.

The convoy was lead by special escort vehicles and later joined by Devon & Cornwall police on the final leg into Falmouth.

 This May saw Tyne Gangway manufacture a record number of Marine Access Systems and not since the early 1990s have we produced so many in one monthly period. 

2 Telescopic Accommodation Ladders for new builds in Canada

4 Accommodation Ladder Systems for new builds in Spain

1 Accommodation Ladder System for a new build in Holland

1 Replacement system for the Irish Navy

1 Replacement system for the RFA vessel Lyme Bay

1 Replacement system for Subsea7 Vessel Seven Kestrel

1 Marine Access System for the Sir David Attenborough Arctic Research Vessel currently under construction in the UK


Tyne Gangway have a worldwide reputation for producing the best accommodation ladder systems. We also provide replacement systems that can be retrofitted to existing Stowage Systems.

We Provide systems that have DNV-GL, ABS, Lloyds Register, Bureau Veritas, RMRS, RINA, CCS, KRS Type Approvals.

Our designs include curve step, fixed step, self-levelling and telescopic systems.

We provide systems that are operated in extreme environments and our low temperature systems are ideal for vessels operating in the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans.

Project manager Steve Quinan receives a Sliver wristwatch to commemorate 25 years service.

Steve is Tyne Gangways very own expert on Accommodation Ladder systems. He has been instrumental in designing over 500 systems since joining the company in 1992.

Tyne Gangway wins prestigious order to design and build Access Brows for some of the Royal Navy’s most advanced warships.

Design is currently underway with delivery of the new brows to start early this year

Tyne Gangway is pleased to announce receipt of an order for the design and manufacture of a forward deployment system for an Antarctic Supply Research Vessel. (ASRV).

The system is due for delivery in August 2017

This order comes at the end of a busy year in which Tyne Gangway has steadily increased their order book for the supply of equipment for Arctic and Antarctic Patrol & Research Vessels.


Tyne Gangway has completed its latest Offshore Gangway on time. The 25m lightweight Telescopic Aluminium Gangway will go into service in the new year and used for accessing TPs when installing offshore wind turbines.

Tyne Gangway are pleased to have donated one of our approved 10m Shala gangways and net to provide safe access during the restoration of this historic vessel. We are proud to support the Friends of TS Queen Mary, maintaining heritage and links between our two great shipbuilding rivers, The Clyde and The Tyne.

Photo by Kenneth Whyte 

Tyne Gangway’s sister company has completed the offshore installation of a Tower and Walk to Work Gangway to allow work to begin on part of Race Bank Project. Engineers from Lift-rite joined a Jack-up accommodation / service rig in Denmark and sailed to the East Coast of England to mobilise the equipment.


The walk-to-work gangway was designed and built by Tyne Gangway is class approved to the new DNVGL- ST0358 standard.

As well as personnel the Tower and Gangway will be used to move equipment/ materials onto the new substation to help complete the offshore works.

Tyne Gangway wins order to Design & Build 3 off Hydraulic Deployed Self- Levelling Stepped Gangways.

The gangways will be delivered later this year.

Self-leveller hydraulic deployed



Tyne Gangway completes F.A.T. for RACE BANK personnel transfer system.  Tyne Gangway has built a 25metre Walk to work system in record time.  The Gangway and Tower sections were built in a little over 4 weeks.

The full Design & Build process took 9 weeks in total.

The system will be installed onto an accommodation Jack-up vessel and used to aid installation of various equipment on the RACE BANK offshore Wind Turbine Project.

The Walk-to-Work system was designed to DNVGL-ST-0358 and is class approved.